Posts tagged Dermatology
Why Expertise Is Important

Most board certified dermatologists have suspected for a long time that PAs perform more biopsies and miss more skin cancers, including the deadliest form of skin cancer, but a new study in JAMA Dermatology confirmed this suspicion. The study showed that “compared with dermatologists, PAs performed more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed and diagnosed fewer melanomas in situ, suggesting that the diagnostic accuracy of PAs may be lower than that of dermatologists.”

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Why see a Board-Certified Dermatologist for a Cosmetic Procedure?

Dermatologists have led the research to develop and put into practice most every cosmetic skin and laser procedure.  Dermatologists are specifically trained and rigorously tested in their knowledge of facial anatomy and muscle innervation, proper uses of the variety of neuromodulators and fillers, the dangers and complications of these procedures, and the proper diagnosis and management of complications when they do occur, albeit rarely in experts’ hands.  

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What is a Dermatologist?

Dermatologists are a unique group of physicians who are specifically trained to be your “go-to” experts in all issues pertaining to your skin, hair, and nails.  Dermatologists are the experts in treating acne, aging skin, rashes, nail changes, hair loss, and any skin lesion, particularly bleeding or changing spots of any color, shape or size.

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